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Letter ReferenceSmuts A1/192/87
ArchiveNational Archives Repository, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date4 January 1909
Address FromHotel Milner, Matjesfontein, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToIsie Smuts nee Krige
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The Project is grateful to the National Archives Repository, Pretoria, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections. This letter is written on printed headed notepaper.
1 Hotel Milner
2 Matjesfontein
3 Cape Colony
4 Jan 4th 1909
6 Dear Isie
8 Thank you so much for your letter.
10 My heart is troubling me much here, I don’t seem getting better for
11the change, so perhaps I’ll have to come to Cape Town & if I do
12I’ll be sure to run & see you & your mother at Stellenbosch.
14 I wish you & the children were here. I’m the only person in this big
15hotel except the three servants, & I haven’t exchanged a word with
16any one for ten days. I just long to hear people talking sometimes! I
17hope you are having a good time at Stellenbosch. It must be lovely at
18this time of the year. Here every thing is burnt up with the drought
19but we had a nice little rain yesterday which will make the veld
20fresher. I hope you liked my darling Anna Purcell. She’s one of the
21sweetest women in the world. Good night dear. Thanks for all your
22lovingness to me. There’s nothing so good in the world as friendship
23& love
25 Olive